Rule #1: Don't piss off the sound guy!
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Well, here I am standing on a cold sidewalk in front of a crowded noisy bar while the hippie-space-blues band inside howls through their closing numbers, contemplating another trek up Impossible Mountain. I've agreed to "mix" my girlfriends wonderful 12-piece ukelele band but looking at the crowd of unemployed loggers, greasy pool sharks and Pabst-swilling hipsters I am just a wee bit worried that I've bitten off more than I can chew. I don't want to spend too much time inside the bar…Continue
There aren't many more ways to be excited about this tool.
When I first saw the Mackie DL in a showroom, I poked fun at it and generally considered it a mockery of a real mixer. A long conversation with the staff, however, pointed out some advantages that perked my ears up and got me thinking about applications. In particular, the ability to disconnect the control surface and walk away from a mix position held the possibility of getting rid of the snake in some awkward situations including a few coming right up on my schedule. I went ahead and…Continue
A wet and foggy drive over the Coast Range put us at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds for a shareholders meeting of the Tillamook Dairy Association. The room doubles as a roller skating venue -- hard wood floors and fairly bouncy walls. The presenters are typically NOT the most dynamic speakers and it's been a real challenge to get adequate volume before feedback and have them sound at all natural. We had our usual mic setup -- a Beta 87 at the podium and a fleet of Sennheiser G3 with…Continue